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Women

Women’s role in peace process vital, says Ghani

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May 15, 2017 - 16:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said women could play a vital role in ensuring peace and a real peace would come when basic rights of Afghan men and women were protected.
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Taliban trial awaits me, claims Herat woman

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May 14, 2017 - 17:46
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A woman, who has sought refuge at a government-run shelter in western Herat province, says the Taliban will try her in their court if she leaves the facility, a charge the rebels reject. Fatima, 30, who has been at the ‘the...
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Women’s cultural activities 'zero’ in Khost

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May 14, 2017 - 15:32
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Female activists in southeastern Khost province say women’s participation in culture related activities are almost zero, blaming the situation on the provincial Women’s Affairs Department’s inattention and inefficiency. Women...
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Time to tell Hekmatyar’s impact on peace: Samar

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Apr 30, 2017 - 20:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chairperson Dr. Seema Samar on Sunday ‘time will prove the impact of Gulbadin Hekmatyar’s return on the peace process. Addressing a conference titled ‘national conference on...
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Cinema, theatre attracting more women in Herat

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Apr 20, 2017 - 08:43
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): As their participation in field of arts steadily grows, more and more women in western Herat province are evincing a keen interest in writing, direction, acting and films. According to officials, over 30 women are actively...
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Violence against women up by 10pc in Daikundi

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Apr 13, 2017 - 12:45
NEILI (Pajhwok): More than 250 incidents of violence against women happened last year in central Daiknudi province, where females are still facing different types of abuse, said an official of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Thursday.
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EU launches human rights drive focusing on women in Afghanistan

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Apr 11, 2017 - 16:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): In the frame of Afghanistan Human Rights Action and Mobilisation (AHRAM), the European Union (EU) co-funded drive for human rights in Afghanistan focusing on women as changed market has been launch in Kabul, a statement from the EU...
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Woman provides source of income for 25 families

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Mar 25, 2017 - 15:23
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A woman from the Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province has provided a source of income for 25 families with training on handicrafts. Nazia Latifi, 20, told Pajhwok Afghan News she would extend the business to other...
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Above 2,400 cases of violence against women this year

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Mar 12, 2017 - 20:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Prosecution Office of Violence against Women on Sunday announced registering more than 2,400 cases of violence against females during the outgoing year, indicating a decrease.
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Daesh presence poses threat to women’s security

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Mar 09, 2017 - 22:03
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of women on Thursday attended a gathering to mark the International Women’s Day in eastern Nangarhar province, highlighting problems the gender faces in the male-dominated society. Speaking on the occasion, Nangarhar...
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Govt lambasted for ignoring rural women in Takhar

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Mar 09, 2017 - 13:52
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The government has been lambasted for paying no attention to the protection of women’s rights in rural areas and villages of northern Takhar province. A women’s rights defender in Taloqan, the provincial capital, Aziza Naseri,...
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Kabul Municipality hires women for cleanliness

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Mar 09, 2017 - 13:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul Municipality has appointed women for cleaning roads and streets of the capital -- an unprecedented step in the past 15 years that residents hailed as exemplary. The women expressed satisfaction with the work they do,...
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UN stresses women’s economic empowerment

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Mar 08, 2017 - 15:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has made significant headway in the last 15 years, but progress toward equal workplace participation for women is an imperative, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The government had developed measures to advance...
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EU seeks role for Afghan women in peace process

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Mar 08, 2017 - 14:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite positive efforts by the government, life remains difficult for Afghan women, especially in rural areas, the European Union said on Wednesday. In a statement from EU, poverty, illiteracy, violence, traditional norms and...
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Women’s gains in past decade termed ‘symbolic’

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Mar 07, 2017 - 20:14
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Despite efforts over the past decade to bring about a positive change to women’s lives in the northern Afghanistan, the gender continues to be discriminated against when it comes to seeking justice and speaking out for...
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Inside shelters for victims of domestic violence

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Mar 07, 2017 - 13:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): After a lot of hard work, Pajhwok Afghan News managed to get permission to visit a safe home for girls and women who have fled different kinds of domestic violence. Victims of family violence are living in the safe home in Kabul...
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Kandahar: Sole woman prosecutor with big caseload

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Mar 06, 2017 - 15:30
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite the increasing registration of cases of violence against women, only one female prosecutor works in the attorney office in southern Kandahar province. Kandahar’s Women Affairs Department and activists expressed...
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Despite threats, sole female prosecutor in east stands firm

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Feb 28, 2017 - 14:48
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The sole woman prosecutor in eastern Nangarhar province says female judges are unwilling to work in the judicial sphere because of the insecurity and low salaries. Nangarhar is the only province in the east that has a female...
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Standing up against a slavery form of trafficking

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Feb 25, 2017 - 13:40
Human trafficking has many facets in the context of Afghanistan, involving men, women and children who often suffer at the hands of those who take advantage of their vulnerability. Those who experience trafficking are often not in a position of...
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50pc female media workers quit in Kunduz

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Feb 12, 2017 - 18:15
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Women media activists say many challenges such as insecurity have resulted in a 50 percent decrease in females’ presence in local media outlets in northern Kunduz province. The worsened insecurity, absence of a proper working...
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